Downpatrick Credit Union Launches 2011 Art Competition
ALL budding local artists are invited to submit entries for this year’s Credit Union National Art Poster Competition which has been launched by Downpatrick Credit Union Ltd, illustrating the theme ‘Ireland through my eyes’.
Now in its 28th year, the competition attracts up to 50,000 entries through 300 credit unions nationwide and caters for all ages, with categories ranging from under seven to over 18 years of age. Entry packs have already been sent to local schools.
There is also a Special Category for those with physical or intellectual disabilities.
Winners, runners-up and merit award winners at local level go on to represent the credit union at regional level and if successful at national level.
Philip Blair, PR and Youth Officer at Downpatrick Credit Union, said, “Following on from the great success of last year’s competition we want to encourage and reward self-expression, creativity and imagination amongst ALL artists young and old throughout our community, so let’s go and get creative!”
Downpatrick Credit Union Ltd is affiliated to the Irish League of Credit Unions which represents 496 credit unions serving 2.9 million members with estimated savings of €11.9 billion.